To wear a saree that has belonged to your family for generations can be both intimidating and exhilarating. It's an opportunity for you to embrace your heritage and become a part of something bigger. The saree has probably been a part of your family longer than you! As much as it is important to keep bits of history alive and well in your drape, a few minor tweaks can help you in personalising your mum's saree your way. Wouldn't it be great to find space for your style within the folds of traditions that facilitate your familial connections?
One Key Accessory
You can pick and choose one key accessory that would be the highlight of your attire. It could be a hairpiece or a prominent jewel. This would be the focus of your look without taking away from the essence and grandeur of your saree. The accessory would be your key contribution to your look, a simple to make it your own. You could buy a new piece or just dig a bit deeper into your mum’s wardrobe, you do you.
If you are someone who would probably be more comfortable wearing a lehenga, salwar kameez or a dress than a saree, you could transform the family heirloom into one — with your mother's permission, of course! It could be the poetic 'something borrowed, something new' for you. It might just be what you need to drive your family's traditions forward, your unique way.
Blouse The Way
One of the easiest ways to spruce up your look is to pair it up with a pretty blouse. You can pick between a variety of fabrics, designs, hues, cuts and embroideries that are most in sync with your style. A new blouse can completely transform the look and feel of your saree. You can even put on a coat, with or without a belt, to complete the look!
Transforming old sarees to create new looks is a great sustainable choice to live by. This festive season, rummage through your mum’s cupboard to make the switch. We will see you on the other side!
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